Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021. Read more at:

The rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014 allows us to process all categories of immigrant visas; however, our operations continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time, we are still operating at a reduced capacity to provide routine visa services, so wait times for appointments will continue to be significantly longer than pre-pandemic levels. Immigrant visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications processed according to our existing phased resumption of visa services framework.

  1. Cases Previously Received from NVC but Not Yet Interviewed: Applicants whose cases were previously sent to Embassy Georgetown but could not be processed due to the now rescinded Presidential Proclamation will receive instructions to self-schedule new appointments online through their registered accounts at should ensure their cases are registered so that they can receive these instructions.  Due to the backlog of cases pending at the Embassy, and our current reduced processing capacity, it may be 1 – 3 months before you receive scheduling instructions. Applicants will receive appointment notices or scheduling instructions once their case gets to the head of the scheduling queue. DO NOT TRAVEL TO GUYANA WITHOUT A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.
  1. Cases Previously Refused:Immigrant visa applicants whose petitions remain valid and who were previously interviewed but refused visas SOLELY due to P.P. 10014 will receive an email advising when they may appear for visa issuance.  This applies only to applicants whose cases were fully qualified but visas could not be printed because of the Proclamation. This does not apply if you were refused under Section 221G for additional documents. Applicants Refused Under Section 221G for Additional Documents: Applicants whose cases are pending additional documents must upload those documents at (if previously instructed to do so) and then schedule a follow-up appointment online through their registered account as appointments become available.  Appointments are limited so you must keep monitoring the scheduling calendar through your account at
  1. Cases Pending at NVC: Once we complete processing of the eligible applicants whose appointments were cancelled as a result of the now rescinded Presidential Proclamation, we will begin to receive additional cases from NVC. If your case is still at NVC, please DO NOTcontact the Embassy for an appointment. You must wait for notification from NVC.
  1. Diversity Visa Applicants: More information is available here: